Bobbie Burgers

Folding Outwards

June 3 - 30, 2021

St. Helena

"Unusual times create disordered work. Over the past year I have felt closed, then open, then closed again, like time has been on a loop. When I watch nature unfold, retreat, then blossom again, it gives great comfort, as the cycles will repeat themselves regardless of our comparatively small human situations.

My story is fragmented, it is up to the viewer to piece it together.

This collection is about nature’s seasonal unfolding. Emotions undergo a similar cycle of highs and lows, whole cycles can start and finish, causing great upheavals.

A growing tension between strong forms and ephemeral fantasy is the root of my story. Works begin calmly, until a wind disrupts, affecting all that was. A building energy tumbles down to further imbue and coax forth the next movement, and the next. The ambiguity of loose, dream-like lines offer a place to move about and be seduced.

The white-out blizzard is as exhilarating as the flurry of pink spring blossoms squired by the wind. My escort. We both feel the change. It means renewal, and therefore, hope."

Biography

Bobbie Burgers’ large-scale paintings and drawings expand and explode the tradition of floral still-life with vivid, gestural blooms. In the two decades of her practice, her trajectory has moved from images approaching realism to, more recently, abstracted blossoms that double as metaphors for the act of painting, which Burgers compares to the brief, fragile lifespan of a flower: a moment to be grasped “with all its frailty and complexity.”

Largely self-taught, Burgers has drawn inspiration from early Dutch still-lifes and the history of Chinese painting, which she investigated in-depth during her travels for a recent exhibition of her work in Beijing. Her paintings have been compared to and exhibited alongside those of Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, and Jack Shadbolt—artists who, like Burgers, are interested in the relationship between art and nature at the core. Of Burgers’ take on this relationship, Critic Dorota Kozinska has written that her “subject never feels excised from nature, but rather breathed in and exhaled as art.”

Burgers lives and works in her hometown of Vancouver, where she received the Vancouver FANS award in 2013 and teaches at the Gordon Smith Foundation. She has exhibited her work at galleries, museums, and art fairs internationally.

Selected Corporate Collections

Weber Shandwick • Thorn Mark Investments • Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Canada • Lawson Lundel Lawson • Sutton Place Hotel • Pen-Cor Mortage and Investments • Royal Bank of Canada • Scotia Mcleod • Nordstrom’s, New York City • Liquidity Wines


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021   Folding Outwards, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.

2020  The Tender and the Unnerving, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

             Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

             Equinox Gallery, Vancouver

             Papier Contenporary Art Fair, Montreal

2019 SCOPE Miami, Caldwell Snyder Gallery

             Maximalist, Minimalst, Caldwell Snyder Gallery. St. Helena

             Fragile State, Equinox Gallery. Vancouver

             Harmony Arts Festival, Ferry Building Gallery, Vanouver

             Art Toronto

2018 Perception of Sound, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco

             Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

             Art Beijing

             Art Toronto

2017 An Outline Broken, Cohim Gallery, Beijing, China

             Art Toronto, Toronto, CA

             Art Market San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

             Impure Crystals, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2016 Bitter Sweet, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.

             Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.

             Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

             Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.

2015 Innocent Disobedience, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

             Seeds of Rebellion, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.

             A Beautiful Rebellion, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

             The Quiet Revolution, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.

2014 Suspended Between Sweetness & Sorrow, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.

             Lovely Fugitive, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.

             The Lure of Magical Thinking, Bau-Xi, Vancouver, BC.

             Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.

             Stories That We Tell, Couture Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden.

2013 Days of Dreams & Visions, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

             Respire, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.

             Alchemy, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

             Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.

             An Involuntary & Unconscious Memoir, Galerie St. Laurent & Hill, Ottawa, ON.

             Eternalism, Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA.

2012 Wanton, Wild, Reckless, Abandonment, Campton Gallery, New York, NY.

             Arriving at a Landscape, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.

             The Here & Now, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

             Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.

Press

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Selected Artworks

Hysteria #1 | SOLD

Hysteria #1 | SOLD

Acrylic and Pastel on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

210253

Windfall #2  | SOLD

Windfall #2 | SOLD

Acrylic and Pastel on Canvas

80 x 60 inches

210286

Hysteria #5 | SOLD

Hysteria #5 | SOLD

Acrylic and Pastel on Canvas

60 x 72 inches

210256

Windfall #1 (diptych) | SOLD

Windfall #1 (diptych) | SOLD

Acrylic and Pastel on Canvas

55 x 120 inches

210248

Hysteria #4 | SOLD

Hysteria #4 | SOLD

Acrylic and Pastel on Canvas

72 x 96 inches

210255

Study for Hysteria #2 | SOLD

Study for Hysteria #2 | SOLD

Acrylic, Oil Stick, and Pastel on Paper

51 x 41 inches

210263

Study for Hysteria #1 | SOLD

Study for Hysteria #1 | SOLD

Acrylic, Oil Stick, and Pastel on Paper

51 x 41 inches

210262

Folding Inwards #3 | SOLD

Folding Inwards #3 | SOLD

Acrylic and Pastel on Canvas

60 x 80 inches

210252

Study for Folding Inwards #2 | SOLD

Study for Folding Inwards #2 | SOLD

Acrylic, Oil Stick, and Pastel on Paper

51 x 41 inches

210261

Lately it Feels Like Forever #1 | SOLD

Lately it Feels Like Forever #1 | SOLD

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 36 inches

210257

Lately it Feels Like Forever #2 | SOLD

Lately it Feels Like Forever #2 | SOLD

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 36 inches

210258

Folding Inwards #1 | SOLD

Folding Inwards #1 | SOLD

Acrylic and Pastel on Canvas

65 x 55 inches

210250

Catching Fiction | SOLD

Catching Fiction | SOLD

Acrylic and Pastel on Canvas

78 x 96 inches

210247

Folding Inwards #2 | SOLD

Folding Inwards #2 | SOLD

Acrylic on Canvas

50 x 40 inches

210251

Time Lapse | SOLD

Time Lapse | SOLD

Acrylic and Pastel on Canvas

80 x 66 inches

210266

Lawless #4 | SOLD

Lawless #4 | SOLD

Acrylic and Pastel on Canvas

60 x 60 inches

210260

The Wind Comes and Goes #1 | SOLD

The Wind Comes and Goes #1 | SOLD

Acrylic and Pastel on Paper

51 x 40 inches

210264

The Wind Comes and Goes #3

The Wind Comes and Goes #3

Acrylic and Pastel on Paper

51 x 40 inches

210265

Lawless #3  | SOLD

Lawless #3 | SOLD

Acrylic and Pastel on Canvas

60 x 60 inches

210260

Selected Corporate Collections

Weber Shandwick • Thorn Mark Investments • Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Canada • Lawson Lundel Lawson • Sutton Place Hotel • Pen-Cor Mortage and Investments • Royal Bank of Canada • Scotia Mcleod • Nordstrom’s, New York City • Liquidity Wines


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021   Folding Outwards, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.

2020  The Tender and the Unnerving, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

             Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

             Equinox Gallery, Vancouver

             Papier Contenporary Art Fair, Montreal

2019 SCOPE Miami, Caldwell Snyder Gallery

             Maximalist, Minimalst, Caldwell Snyder Gallery. St. Helena

             Fragile State, Equinox Gallery. Vancouver

             Harmony Arts Festival, Ferry Building Gallery, Vanouver

             Art Toronto

2018 Perception of Sound, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco

             Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

             Art Beijing

             Art Toronto

2017 An Outline Broken, Cohim Gallery, Beijing, China

             Art Toronto, Toronto, CA

             Art Market San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

             Impure Crystals, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2016 Bitter Sweet, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.

             Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.

             Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

             Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.

2015 Innocent Disobedience, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

             Seeds of Rebellion, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.

             A Beautiful Rebellion, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

             The Quiet Revolution, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.

2014 Suspended Between Sweetness & Sorrow, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.

             Lovely Fugitive, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.

             The Lure of Magical Thinking, Bau-Xi, Vancouver, BC.

             Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.

             Stories That We Tell, Couture Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden.

2013 Days of Dreams & Visions, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

             Respire, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.

             Alchemy, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

             Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.

             An Involuntary & Unconscious Memoir, Galerie St. Laurent & Hill, Ottawa, ON.

             Eternalism, Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA.

2012 Wanton, Wild, Reckless, Abandonment, Campton Gallery, New York, NY.

             Arriving at a Landscape, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON.

             The Here & Now, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

             Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.

Biography

Bobbie Burgers’ large-scale paintings and drawings expand and explode the tradition of floral still-life with vivid, gestural blooms. In the two decades of her practice, her trajectory has moved from images approaching realism to, more recently, abstracted blossoms that double as metaphors for the act of painting, which Burgers compares to the brief, fragile lifespan of a flower: a moment to be grasped “with all its frailty and complexity.”

Largely self-taught, Burgers has drawn inspiration from early Dutch still-lifes and the history of Chinese painting, which she investigated in-depth during her travels for a recent exhibition of her work in Beijing. Her paintings have been compared to and exhibited alongside those of Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, and Jack Shadbolt—artists who, like Burgers, are interested in the relationship between art and nature at the core. Of Burgers’ take on this relationship, Critic Dorota Kozinska has written that her “subject never feels excised from nature, but rather breathed in and exhaled as art.”

Burgers lives and works in her hometown of Vancouver, where she received the Vancouver FANS award in 2013 and teaches at the Gordon Smith Foundation. She has exhibited her work at galleries, museums, and art fairs internationally.

Bobbie Burgers

Press

A Microcosm of Maximalism: The Art of Bobbie Burgers

Ampersand LA

December 13, 2020

Bobbie Burgers plays chess with the paint in her latest work

North Shore News

August 1, 2019

Bobbie Burgers: Blurred Edges

Montecristo Magazine

September 9, 2018

Abstract Floral Painter: Bobbie Burgers

Homes & Living: The Architecture Issue

June / July 2015

Link

Art at Nordstrom & Simons Retail Stores

The Vancouver Sun

April 5, 2015

Link

Modern Boho: Colour Therapy

House & Home

May 2015

Link

Meet One of Canadas Chicest Artists: Bobbie Burgers

Elle Canada

June 6, 2014

Artist Bobbie Burgers, Magical Thinking

Nuvo Magazine

2014

Bobbie Burgers: Into Abstraction

Westender

December 11, 2014

Link

Pierre Coupey and Bobbie Burgers to be Honoured at the FANS Tribute to the Arts

FANS (Fund for the Arts on the North Shore)

November 8, 2013

Burgers' "Eternalism" Flower Power with Philosophical Twist

Seattle Times

January 11, 2013

Bobbie Burgers's Living Room

The Globe and Mail

March 9, 2013

Wanton, Wild, Reckless Abandonment

American Art Collector

June 2012

Link

Bobbie Burgers

Folding Outwards

June 3 - 30, 2021

St. Helena

"Unusual times create disordered work. Over the past year I have felt closed, then open, then closed again, like time has been on a loop. When I watch nature unfold, retreat, then blossom again, it gives great comfort, as the cycles will repeat themselves regardless of our comparatively small human situations.

My story is fragmented, it is up to the viewer to piece it together.

This collection is about nature’s seasonal unfolding. Emotions undergo a similar cycle of highs and lows, whole cycles can start and finish, causing great upheavals.

A growing tension between strong forms and ephemeral fantasy is the root of my story. Works begin calmly, until a wind disrupts, affecting all that was. A building energy tumbles down to further imbue and coax forth the next movement, and the next. The ambiguity of loose, dream-like lines offer a place to move about and be seduced.

The white-out blizzard is as exhilarating as the flurry of pink spring blossoms squired by the wind. My escort. We both feel the change. It means renewal, and therefore, hope."

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